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- 98%History Buffs
- 73%Local Culture
- 67%Family Travelers
- 62%Budget Travelers
- 58%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 54%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (58)
- Freedom TrailMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Sep 25, 2013
So you want to go on an absolutely awesome and great historical adventure? Do you wanna travel through the places that the beginnings of our country took root in and what it took those brave souls participating in clandestine meetings to begin down the path to what is now the United States of America. Well then get your azzz to Boston and cruise the Freedom Trail.
This place is oozing with history for anyone desiring their mind full of mush be hardened into some concrete facts and learned awareness. This particular trail takes you through the site of the Boston Massacre, the battle of Bunker Hill, aboard the USS Constitution, Down Paul Revere’s path to warn of the British, past multiple graveyards with revolutionary era persons/families of note, Churches, Meeting Houses, etc.
Heck this is even a great way to get some exercise. Hike the trail see the sites and enjoy being out of doors. Even if you are a local it would be a nice urban hike. I know the munchkin and I enjoyed it.
Pro Tip: For those adults who are a bit adventurous, you may want to try this hike with a stop at each tavern/pub/bar en the route. I have a friend who did it and the Freedom Trail Pub Crawl is epic from description. I did not do this since I was with the munchkin but it did sound like fun.
The trail is very easy to spot all over town. If you are crossing an intersection look for red paint about 8”-10” wide. You will spot a double row of bricks with a single inch ½” slate brick on either side for most of the rest of the trail all over town. The munchkin was playing the you cant step off the trail game most of the time. Very fun for a munchkin no doubt. She even wrangled me into playing it a bit as well as guiding me “blind” down the trail.
Overall this outdoor urban hiking trail may have been my favorite thing in all of New England. There were a million places to get food, souvenirs, drinks, or anything else along its route. It was very very fun and well worthwhile. I highly suggest that you give this hike a chance if you have the opportunity to traipse down its margins…
- Freedom TrailAug 19, 2013
This is a good way to walk Boston. Take your time and visit all of the major sites. I would skip the full tour of Paul Reveres house. It was not a great thing to go into see. Really weak for that matter. Otherwise enjoy the walk through history. A lot of big things happened here in the history of the US of A.
- Freedom TrailJul 01, 2013
This is simply just a marked trail throughout downtown to follow. Great way to see the downtown part of the city and pass the historical sites. You can start and stop as you please. Free, so perfect for backpackers who might otherwise miss out on Boston's history!
- Freedom TrailMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersMay 28, 2013
Follow this red-brick path through metropolitan Boston, and you’ll pass key landmarks where colonial history was made: Boston Common, the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, and Bunker Hill Monument. You can prep for your walk in advance with this Freedom Trail sites guide, or pay for an official tour with a guide in period costume.
- Freedom TrailOct 21, 2013
As a kid, the Freedom Trail just seemed like another "museum stop" that my dad would drag me to, but as an adult I've come to appreciate the unique way it educates people about Boston. The 2.5 mile red trail leads you to roughly 16 different historic sites downtown, and can be self-guided or led by a tour guide (often dressed in historical garb, which is always fun). Tickets for adults are usually around $11, making it a very affordable way to spend an afternoon checking out this city.
- Freedom TrailOct 20, 2013
The Freedom Trail is a great tourist activity to do with family, friends, or even just yourself. It's a marked path through some of the most well-known historical sites in the city, including the Old North Church, Boston Common, Paul Revere House, USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall, the State House, and the site of the Boston Massacre, just to name a few. You can also walk past the grave sites of some of the most famous patriots. The tour can take a few hours to appreciate everything in detail, but you can also do it at a faster pace since it's self-guided. Overall, I highly recommend it!
- Freedom TrailMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 21, 2013
So maybe you're not a history buff. I get it--I'm not either. But even I can admit that the Freedom Trail is a seriously cool and genuinely unique landmark. It's just amazing when you start to think back to the days when America was just becoming established, and it all went down right here, where we're still living and thriving today. It's really quite remarkable. And with the digital age, it's easy to download a free app and do a self-guided tour, just in case you're like me and might prefer to skip a few stops. And you can always take a breather at one of the many restaurants and bars flanking the trail.
- Freedom Trail